Boy do I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “When one door closes, look for the open window”. Or, “When one door closes, another will open”.
It’s easy to buy into that thinking and wait around for the window to come flying open or for another door to open. It absolves us from taking responsibility and action for our own lives.
We have lived in the door closes, wait for another door to open philosophy for way too long. We’ve waited for the perfect moment to arrive. You know, that moment when everything has fallen into place, the door comes open and you can jump thru to the other side. Instead, what we needed to do was quit asking so many questions
We are experts at finding excuses for why things aren’t going our way. We’ve become comfortable at staying in our mediocrity to avoid the work that is required to move life in a different direction.
Recently, our way of thinking changed and we decided to quit waiting for doors and windows to open. Instead, we started rattling door knobs and prying open windows. Because life isn’t going to wait for us to be ready to do things differently. Instead, we need to live our lives in the way that is best for us. We need to be willing to take chances and explore new possibilities. that await on the other side. That’s taking control of our lives and not allowing life to take control of us.
We now travel more and are working very hard to enjoy our lives. We’re setting goals and making plans for our future. We are making the changes necessary to live our lives the way we want to live our lives. The future is exciting!
Will doors close in the future? Absolutely! And you know what? We’re fine with that, because when a door closes we can simply open it. After all, that’s how doors work.